Friday, September 7, 2018

Tis' the Season


I am sharing another AECP project today and it's inspired by the Tis' the Season class at Altenew Academy. It was hard to pick one lesson to base a card on but I was drawn to the colour combination and use of non-Christmas products in Lesson 3. 

I chose to use the Altenew Calligraphy Mazes stencil and ink blend the background with Altenew Bamboo and Forest Glades ink with a touch of Frayed leaf.

Then I blended Altenew Pinkalicious, Rubellite and Razzleberry ink on a piece of white card stock.
Next I die cut the word JOY using the Altenew Caps Bold Alpha. After cutting, I taped the letters off with purple tape, applied Versmark embossing ink on the exposed area, then heat embossed with Altenew Platinum Crisp Embossing powder.

JOY was then adhered to the centre of the card with foam tape, sentiment from the Altenew Sketched Evergreen stamp set is heat embossed with Altenew Crisp White embossing powder and layered over joy with foam tape as well. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti finish off the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

For the Love of Colour-AECP Project


Sharing this card inspired by Lesson 5 of the Altenew Academy For the Love of Colour course. I LOVE glitter so making a card with it was a no brainer for me πŸ˜„.

{supplies: Altenew Sweetest Pea stamp set, Halftone Squares die, Artist Markers; Glitter Ritz Micro Fine Cool Highlight glitter; GinaK Amalgam Ink; Tim Holtz Metallic Card stock, 3D Botanical embossing folder; Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Confetti}

To create the glittered image first apply Sookwang or any double sided adhesive to white card stock. The size of card stock will be determined by the stamp image you choose.

Remove the backing, sprinkle transparent microfine glitter over the adhesive and burnish by rubbing with your finger over the adhesive. Tap off any excess glitter and also wipe with a Swiffer cloth to remove any glitter that does not burnish.

Next, stamp your image with black ink, I used GinaK amalgam ink, Altenew Permanent Black ink would work as well, both are copic friendly.

Now it's time to add colour, I used my Altenew Artist alcohol markers although the lesson suggests other types of markers. I have coloured with alcohol markers on glitter in the past but you must use a VERY LIGHT HAND to do so or the colour will feather outside the stamped image. You can see the sparkle in the image above.

Once the colouring was completed I taped 2 Halftone square dies equidistant from each other to create a square frame and cut the frame from silver metallic card stock. I then adhered the frame over the image with foam tape, cutting the glitter piece with scissors to fit behind the frame.

Half of the card stock base was embossed with the Tim Holtz 3d Botanical embossing folder, you can see the dimension it creates above. The framed image is then adhered to the card stock base, sentiment was stamped before adhering the image. Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear confetti adds a little more shine to the card.

Here's one last look at the complete card:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Altenew July 2018 Inspiration Challenge

How has your summer been? Mine has been lovely so far, I even had time to play along with the Altenew July Inspiration challenge. Here's the inpisiration photo:

I was so inspired by the colours and the geometric images on the cathedral. I pulled out my Altenew Pattern Play Hexagon set and stamped the background with Permanent black crisp dye ink which is alcohol marker friendly.

I then coloured in the hexagons with Altenew alcohol markers alternating Morning Frost, Arctic and Desert Night (WG01, R902 & B227)

I then die cut the panel with Hero Arts Infinity circle dies and adhered to a grey card front. The sentiment is stamped in Versafine Black Onyx ink and then heat embossed on vellum. A few Studio Katia black onyx crystals.

This next card was also inspired by the colours in the inspiration photo. This Altenew Monochrome washi tape is perfect to use for this challenge!

Another sentiment from the Altenew Birthday Greetings stamp set is sandwiched between fussy cut florals from the washi tape. All are adhered to a grey card front then a white card base. Studio Katia black onyx crystals and clear drops add some shine.

This is my first time participating in this challenge and I hope to find the time to do it again next month!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Altenew Artist Markers| AECP Class: Creative Colouring With Artist Marker

This is the latest class I have completed in the Altenew Educator Certification Program. I actually own the stamp in one of the lessons and was excited to put it to use! I purchased these Artist Markers a while back when they were on sale so this class was a great reason to spend some time working with them.

I began by stamping this image from the Forever and Always stamp set in Permanent Black Crisp Ink which is alcohol marker friendly.

I coloured the florals using markers from all 3 sets and following the very helpful Project 3 video lesson in the class. Image is then fussy cut and adhered with foam adhesive to add dimension. I then stamped a portion of the card base with the Hexagon Pattern Play stamp. Sentiment is from the Beautiful Inside stamp set.

A few Studio Katia clear drops complete the card.

Thanks for stopping in and taking a look!


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Wednesday Challenge-Red, White and Blue 07/04


It's my first time playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. I'm on vacation and brought along some yet to be used SSS card kits and a few crafting supplies.

I stamped the SSS Floral Bliss large image in the corners of this square piece of card stock using the Gina K wreath builder stencil and Altenew Permanent Black Crisp Ink. I filled in areas with the bud stamp and circle stamp from the set as well.
The images are then coloured with the challenge colours, red and blue; leaving some white-space as well, with Altenew Artist Markers.
The sentiment is stamped with the Ranger Archival Ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Unfortunately I forgot to bring along my stash of gems and sequins so I'll have to add those to the card when I return home.

Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

AECP: Level 2 Challenge Project


Today I am sharing my final project for my Level 2 Altenew certification. The challenge was to create a 3D home decor project with a matching card or tag.

I created this folded book art decor piece.

Here is the matching birthday card.

I've admired folded book art for awhile and a couple of boxes of old books my husband brought home and this challenge was the perfect time to try it out. I knew I wanted to create a sort of book "sculpture" so an afternoon on Pinterest helped me find a fairly easy fold.

This is called "That Thursday Fold" and here is a link to the video by All In the Folds describing how to duplicate it:

I stamped these Persian Motif flowers in embossing ink on a piece of blue patterned paper from the Altenew Our Family scrapbook paper and heat embossed in gold embossing powder

They were then coloured with Altenew Artist Markers in B204, 227, 313 and G554, 702 and 715. Although the paper is not specifically formulated for colouring with alcohol markers, it held up quite nicely.

The florals were cut with the matching die and I also cut 3 pieces of white card stock for flower and stacked them on top of each with the coloured image on the top. 
I added more dimension by using my flower shaping tools to curve selected areas and then adhering to the book page with foam adhesive. 

The butterflies were stamped on water colour paper and heat embossed with Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder with the Painted Butterflies stamp set
They were then watercolored with Altenew Crisp Dye Ink in Frosty Pink for the pink butterfly and Buttercream and Warm Sunshine for the yellow butterfly. I also mixed in a little Altenew Iridescent spray.

I layered the butterflies over 2 stacked layers of card stock, this time adhering foam tape in between the layers on the body of the butterfly only. The wings were then curved with my flower shaping tool to add additional dimension. They were then adhered to the page with foam adhesive.

Flowers were made using the large flower die in the Whimsical Flowers set and die cutting multiple times. 6 were misted with Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Ink spray, I picked up the left over ink used to watercolour the butterflies with the remaining book page floral die cuts, then crumpled and let dry. The flowers consist of 3 layers of the book page die cuts stacked on top of each other and adhered with liquid glue. The flower centres were embellished with a Studio Katia clear drop, black onyx crystal, a fussy cut Altenew Floral Flurries (washi tape) flower and a Pretty Pink Posh crystal.

The Altenew Floral Flurries washi tape is packed full of lovely florals and they were sized perfectly for this book art project. I adhered the tape to a piece of white card stock and then fussy cut all the images. 

Some of the florals were accented with a Studio Katia onyx crystal, others were attached to the pages with dimensional foam adhesive. A pair of stamped tulips from the Altenew Tulip stamp set and a large fussy cut Floral Flurries bloom are accented with Wink of Stella glitter pen and tucked into the top of the book.

Here are a couple of close ups of the book folds.

Here's what it looks like laying flat.

Now the matching card.

The card is also embellished with Pretty Pink Posh confetti sequins. Sentiment is from the Birthday Greetings stamp set.

In the following video I show you how I created the blue Persian motif flowers:

Thanks so very much for stopping in to take a look. If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment!


Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beautiful Details


I have another card to share for the Altenew Certification program. This card is for the Beautiful Details class. I've been wanting to practice my pencil colouring and Lesson 6 was the perfect excuse to spend some time colouring 😊.

{stamp & die: Altenew Oriental Orchid; ink: Altenew Morning Frost; pencil crayons: Prismacolor}

Probably the most important thing I learned in this class was to take my time and be patient when colouring.

A light hand is also important and practice, practice, practice! I coloured 15 flowers to get these 5 I was somewhat happy withπŸ˜‰.

One more class closer to achieving Level 2 Certification! Thanks for taking a look!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

AECP: Magical Marker Techniques

Hi Everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping in and taking a look at this project. These Altenew classes are LOADED with techniques and ideas, it's hard to pick just one to post.

As I have recently purchased a few Altenew stencils , the lesson on markers and stencils in the  Magical Marker Techniques class was the one I wanted to work on. This is the card I created:

I placed my Altenew Cube Builder stencil on Neenah 110lb card stock and traced the stencil with my Altenew Jet Black Artist marker. I then colored in the shape with the G702 Frayed Leaf marker and edged the interior with G715 Forest Glade and, in a few places, G554 Evergreen.

Once the coloring was completed, I die cut the word HI using the Altenew Caps Bold Alpha, the word was also die cut from black card stock. I then sandwiched the black card stock and marker die cut words with foam tape.

I added the sentiments with the Altenew Thinking of You stamp set, stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

I love how this card turned out! These classes are fantastic, thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Colour Your Day!


I've had a busy last few weeks with back to back scrapbooking/papercrafting events. If you haven't checked out the Scrap Shotz blog, a local online store, click HERE to take a look; I design for the store and help out at the local events so you can see some of the other projects I created for them :).

I have another project to share as I work towards my Altenew Level 2 Educator Certification. This card was inspired by Lesson 1 of the Colour Your Day class

I picked up this Altenew Build A Flower Hibiscus stamp & die set from Scrap Shotz at the recent Scrapbooks and Cards Today event in Calgary. This set is GORGEOUS with 5 stamp layers in the flower!   I pulled out all my blue Altenew Inks and it was pretty cool to see how some were warm blues and others cool blues. These inks are the Glacier Caves Oval set and as the stamp set has 5 layers I double stamped the lightest shade, Arctic Frost for the 2nd layer to have 5 ink colours to use with the stamp layers.

The background was inked with the Altenew Art Deco stencil and Arctic Frost & Persian Blue inks.

The stems were stamped with Altenew Sunkissed and Firebrick ink.

Leaves were stamped with the Altenew Tropical Forest collection and all the images were die cut with the coordinating die.

Lastly, a sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus stamp set was stamped in Altenew Sapphire ink, the card panel matted on Altenew Cherry wood paper and then embellished with Pretty Pink Posh Sea Glass gems.

I will gift this card to my mom for Mother's Day, I think she'll love it!

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 6, 2018

Creative Watercolor Media: AECP Project

Hi All!

I have a card to share from the Altenew Academy class, Creative Watercolor Media. I learned something from every lesson in this class, it was hard to narrow down what to post! This Mega Succulent stamp and the watercoloring with a  re-inker technique are a match made in heaven! I used a Distress Ink Re-Inker in Wilted Violet as I don't any Altenew reinkers...yet😁. 

I began by stamping the image with my Misti tool in embossing ink, sprinkled with gold embossing powder and then heat set on water color card stock. Working a section at a time, I first painted clean water and then began painting with Wilted Violet Distress Ink.

I don't have as much white space as the lesson sample had but that's something I will work on with practice :).

After the panel dried, I spritzed it with Altenew Iridescent Shimmery spray. The final step was to heat emboss the sentiment from the Wild Hibiscus stamp set in gold embossing powder and then glue to the card panel. A few Pretty Pink Posh sequins add some shine to the panel which was adhered to a 4.25" x 5.5" notecard.

This is a project for the Level 2 AECP:

Thanks for stopping by!


Tis' the Season

Hello! I am sharing another AECP project today and it's inspired by the Tis' the Season class at Altenew Academy. It wa...